GARAGE PARKING FOR HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS
Event parking in NYC is a time when most garages will charge a special rate — because they can. If you want to watch the July 4th fireworks, NYC marathon, Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, playoffs at Madison Square Garden, a concert at the Beacon Theater, or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, you will probably encounter a NYC event parking rate that is higher than the normal daily rate. On these days, the NYC garages will usually post a sign saying ‘NYC Event Parking Rate in Effect‘, and that means they can charge any rate up to the Event rate that is posted on the large ‘rate boards’. If you want to avoid these rates, we suggest:
Park Farther from the Event — this is the best way to avoid a NYC Event Parking rate. By parking 10 blocks away, you can probably save $20.
Change your Arrival or Departure Time — if you can, arrive or depart outside of the times of the event rate.
Remember, you will still be charged the surcharge for an Oversized vehicle or SUV, on top of the rate for Event Parking in NYC.
ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING (ASP) ON LEGAL AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
The City suspends street cleaning (alternate side parking or ASP) rules on the legal and religious holidays below. On major legal holidays, No Stopping, No Standing, and No Parking regulations are also suspended, except where those regulations are normally in effect seven days a week. Parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays. On all other holidays, only street cleaning rules are suspended. All other regulations remain in effect.
* On major legal holidays, stopping, standing, and parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect 7 days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meters are not in effect on major legal holidays.